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Q-catheter placement

Amy Posted Tue 12th of November, 2019 03:24:46 AM
provider performs ORIF to ribs and placement of Q- catheter placement. can we bill Q- catheter separetely and what is the code for Q- cath placement.
SuperCoder Answered Wed 13th of November, 2019 03:31:37 AM
Hello Amy Thank you for your question nbsp Per NCCI Policy Manual Medicare Global Surgery Rules prevent separate payment for postoperative pain management when provided by the physician performing an operative procedure nbsp Hence if the Q-catheter was placed for postoperative pain management during the operative session at the surgical...
Amy Posted Sun 17th of November, 2019 23:20:35 PM
Thank you
SuperCoder Answered Mon 18th of November, 2019 00:43:55 AM

Thank you, happy to help.

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